In Quarantine: Improve your mental and physical health by art.
The healing power of art is unknown. Painting, drawing, craft making are all creative activities which can relieve stress, aid communication and arrest cognitive decline. Regular exercise and healthy
eating are known ways to age successfully but also having a creative hobby, like painting can make your mind strong, face difficulties and helps easy find solutions.
Studies have shown that people who express themselves through art can help with depression, anxiety and even cancer. And doing so has shown improvement in memory, reasoning and resilience in healthy older people.
Everyone can create art. It’s the process, not the product. People who are homebound or hospitalized can reduce stress and promote relaxation by creating visual arts.
The most important role in helping people through particularly difficult times, including facing the end of life.Doing creative things can be more effective than appreciation. 2017 report of ageing indicated that people over 70 who did crafts projects had a lower risk of developing mild cognitive
impairment than did those who read books.
When people great something beautiful through painting, they stimulate the creative mind while relieving mental strain. Painting comes more naturally to artistic, right-brain people, but more analytically left-brainers can stimulate and nurture their creative growth by practising painting as well. People using creative
outlets such as writing, painting and drawing have less chance of developing memory loss illness when they get older.
Painting helps to build strong mental heal that every age and it’s not too late to start a new hobby. Painting can help generate a happy mood not only in the artists but also in people around them.
The arts also help at the community level. As we age, we might face isolation through a loss of social connections, such as friends, family and workplace- as well as other limitations such as decreasing physical health.
Through getting involved in arts programmes, people in later can rebuild their social connections and extend support in their communicates. Getting in touch with others helps in alleviating; loneliness and isolation. This is also true for care homes, where arts activities can help increase social interactions between residents and staff which can improve mood and well being.
More and more people now appreciate that the arts and culture can play a valuable role in helping people who have mental health problems.
As we’ve noted: engaging in arts, social activities and interaction within our communities can help with major challenges such as ageing and loneliness. It can help to boost confidence and make us feel more engaged and resilient. besides these benefits, art engagement also alleviates anxiety, depression and stress.